On Wednesday, the president of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas, lambasted the Premier League clubs for their exorbitant expenditure during the winter transfer window, claiming the “British market is doped.”
Tebas referred to Chelsea’s spending binge, noting that the London club spent approximately $225 million — more than every team in the top divisions of Spain, Italy, Germany, and France put together — and made about half of the Premier League’s signings.
Tebas claimed that the Premier League has lost billions of pounds in recent years. And the patrons—in this example, substantial American investors who fund at a loss—contribute to the funding. Both the Spanish League and the German League, particularly those two, are exempt from this.
By forbidding “contributions to cover losses in these barbarous levels that are occurring, and that is what creates the difference in the market,” Tebas underlined Spain’s rigorous supervision of economic sustainability.
Tebas acknowledged the superior commercial turnover of the English clubs, “but not in the volume of this differential that is there.”
Tebas stated that the viability of European football may be in jeopardy if markets were manipulated or inflated, as has been the case in recent years in Europe.
The president of the Spanish league claimed that “purchasing players at the price the Premiership buys them is inflationary buying” in an effort to challenge the Premier League’s hegemony internationally.
He claimed that the Spanish league is still competitive and mentioned the recent accomplishments of two recent Champions League semifinalists, Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, and Golden Boy winner Gavi of Barcelona.